Charleston Travel Guide

The society runs several historic properties and conducts tours of private homes in the fall. Also has a great book and gift shop for all things Charleston.

Founded by Emilie Dulles, who was inspired by her mother’s appreciation of fine stationery, Dulles Designs sells high quality stationery and paper products from its studio on Church Street in The Battery.

The Greek Revival Edmondston-Alston House, which is open for public tours throughout the year.

The designs of Billy Reid—whose boutique empire stretches from Charleston to Dallas—would have looked just as dashing on your great-grandfather.

Shop for distinctive local items such as linens inspired by the houses of Rainbow Row.

An intelligent museum in a former slave-trade sales room.

Though a Great Lawn invites group activity, Waterfront Park was intended to remind Charleston of its place in the natural world—its proximity to the Copper River and the harbor, and the borderline between civilization and the wild.

For furniture, handmade jewelry, vintage lighting fixtures, and regional cookbooks.

A 1742 plantation on the Ashley River run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This hangout is all about atmosphere—a martini bar with velvet curtains, hookah pipes, and bed-sized couches.

A classic men's store with its own line of seersucker suits.

This 1676 spread has welcomed visitors since shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Sweet grass is gathered from low-country marshes and then woven into baskets, bracelets, pins, barrettes, and earrings by traditional weavers, all sold at this roadside locale.